Boost Fiber to Slim Down

By Brierley Wright, M.S., R.D., May/June 2009

Fill up on high-fiber foods to help prevent weight gain.

"Agave Syrup is just as processed as white sugar. "

I've had the best luck with low salt, minimal fat, high fiber, limited sugar of any kind, and just smaller proportions at each meal.

Arleta, Cypress, TX

09/01/2009 - 12:09pm

Eating fiber isn't much of a "secret" to weight maintenance. It's just what our moms always told us: eat your spinach and oatmeal and stay out of the cookie jar. Most of us already know what's junk and what's good for you--just follow your common sense.


09/04/2009 - 11:03am

Splenda is poison as is Aspartame. Use honey or Stevia!!!


09/18/2009 - 8:24am

Why is Splenda poison?


11/27/2009 - 10:31am

For a low glycemic sweet syrup, try Blue Agave Syrup. It's sweeter than sugar so you don't need as much. I use it to sweeten tea, lemonades and drizzle over strawberries and other tart fruit. It is pricey, but I have noticed over the years that the price is coming down. It used to be available only in health food stores, but I now find it in the health food section of regular grocery stores like Kroger, Randalls, Etc.


12/04/2009 - 8:53pm

Google it. There are several places to find what calories, carbs etc we need


12/31/2009 - 5:06pm

Why is everything low fat and sugar free poison? When I look to buy something sugar-free I want sugar free I don't need artificial sweeteners and other chemicals making everything taste awful. Why is it that company's think that we Americans demand salt fat and sugar! ENOUGH I only buy items that don't and I have to be very smart to find the very few things that meet up with my low standards.

Doesn't extra chemicals in food cost the company more anyway? It just doesn't make any sence.

Further more why alternative sugar has to be a man made chemical is beyond me, why not just use honey. Even diabetics can eat honey. Every time I eat or drink something with a false sugar I feel like crap. Really BAD. Any one else feel like that only with false sugars? I can have as much real sugar as I want and feel super. But one sip of diet soda, Crap city!


07/22/2010 - 7:42pm

Agave Syrup is just as processed as white sugar.


03/28/2012 - 3:05pm

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